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The Johnson City Sessions - Can You Sing Or Play Old-Time Music? (4-CD Box)
4 -CD boxed set (LP-size) with 136-page hardcover book, 100 tracks. Playing time approx. 302 mns.

The famous 1927 Bristol Sessions, produced by Victor Records in Bristol, Tennessee are known as 'The Big Bang Of Country Music.' But don't overlook the recordings made in nearby Johnson City by Columbia Records in October 1928 and October 1929. Collectively, the Johnson City recordings are regarded by scholars, collectors, and lovers of old-time music as a distinctive cross-section of Appalachian music, captured on the cusp of the Great Depression. Indeed, the final recordings of the 1929 session took place on October 24 - the infamous 'Black Thursday' when Wall Street crashed.

Bear Family Records has gathered the entire issued output of the 1928–29 Johnson City sessions. This is the first time all 100 songs have been issued together...and the first time many have been heard since the Depression. The accompanying 136-page, LP-size hardcover book contains newly researched essays on the background to the sessions and the artists, with many rare and unpublished photographs. Also included are complete song lyrics and a detailed discography.

Three of these performances were chosen by the pioneering scholar Harry Smith for his 1952 compilation 'Anthology Of American Folk Music' - a seminal source for the urban folk revival of the 1950s and '60s: The Coo-Coo Bird by Clarence (Tom) Ashley, Old Lady And The Devil by Bill and Belle Reed, and Down On Penny's Farm by The Bentley Boys - the inspiration for Bob Dylan's Hard Times In New York Town and Maggie's Farm. Other gems include a topical best-seller of the Prohibition era, When the Roses Bloom Again For The Bootlegger, the Grant Brothers' Tell It To Me, revived by the Old Crow Medicine Show, and many more.
'Can You Sing Or Play Old-Time Music?' is packed with stringband tunes, ancient ballads, sacred songs, hillbilly blues and blue yodels - the entrancing musical world of old Appalachia.

Track Listing:
CD 1: Shell Creek Quartet: My Boyhood Days • Back Where The Old Home Stands • Grant Brothers & Their Music: When A Man Is Mar- ried • Goodbye My Honey – I'm Gone • Tell It To Me • Johnson Boy • Roane County Ramblers: Home Town Blues • Southern No. 111 • Step High Waltz • Tennessee Waltz • Renus Rich & Carl Bradshaw: Goodbye Sweetheart • Sleep Baby Sleep • Clarence Green & Wise Brothers: Pride Of The Ball • Kitty Waltz • Clarence Green: Johnson City Blues • Ninety-Nine Years In Jail • Proxi- mity String Quartet: Lindy • Louise • Greensboro Boys Quartet: Sing Me A Song Of The Sunny South • Sweet Little Girl Of Mine • Richard Harold: The Battleship Maine • The Fisher's Maid • Sweet Bird • Mary Dear 

CD 2: Bowman Sisters: My Old Kentucky Home • Swanee River • Charlie Bowman & His Brothers: Roll On Buddy • Gonna Raise The Ruckus Tonight • Bill & Belle Reed: You Shall Be Free • Old Lady And The Devil • The Reed Children: I'll Be All Smiles Tonight • I Once Did Have A Sweetheart • McVay & Johnson: Ain't Going To Lay My Armor Down • I'll Be Ready When The Bridegroom Comes • Earl Shirkey & Roy Harper: Steamboat Man • When The Roses Bloom For The Bootlegger • Poor Little Joe • We Parted At The Gate • George Roark: I Ain't A Bit Drunk • My Old Coon Dog • Ed Helton Singers: A Storm On The Sea (The Sinking Of The Steamship Vestris) • My Old Cottage Home • Garland Brothers & Grinstead: Just Over The River • Beautiful • McCartt Brothers & Patterson: Green Valley Waltz • Over The Sea Waltz • Blalock & Yates: Morning Star Waltz • Pride Of The Ball • Jack Jackson: Flat Tire Blues • My Alabama Home 

CD 3: George Wade & Francum Braswell: Think A Little • When We Go A Courtin' • Jack Jackson: In Our Little Home Sweet Home • I'm Just A Black Sheep • Roane County Ramblers: Free A Little Bird – 1930 Model • Johnson City Rag • Callahan Rag • Alabama Trot • Wyatt & Brandon: Evalina • Lover's Farewell • Roy Harvey & Leonard Copeland: Just Pickin' • Beckley Rag • Underneath The Sugar Moon • Lonesome Weary Blues • The Spindale Quartet: Sweet Peace The Gift Of God's Love • God Will Take Care Of You • Face To Face • Lift Him Up • Earl Shirkey & Roy Harper: The Virginian Strike Of '23 • The Policeman's Little Child • My Yodeling Sweetheart • I'm Longing To Belong To Someone • We Have Moonshine In The West Virginia Hills • A Hobo's Pal • Moatsville String Ticklers: The West Virginia Hills • Moatsville Blues 

CD 4: Weaver Brothers: You Came Back To Me • Prison Sorrows • Byrd Moore & His Hot Shots: Frankie Silvers • The Hills Of Tennessee • Careless Love • Three Men Went A Hunting • Bateman Sacred Quartet: Nothing Like Old Time Religion • Some Day • Fred Ri- chards: My Katie • Danville Blues • Clarence Ashley: Dark Holler Blues • The Coo-Coo Bird • Little Sadie • Naomi Wise • The Bent- ley Boys: Down On Penny's Farm • Henhouse Blues • Bowman Sisters: Railroad Take Me Back • Old Lonesome Blues • Ephraim Woodie & The Henpecked Husbands: Last Gold Dollar • The Fatal Courtship • Ira & Eugene Yates: Powder And Paint • Sarah Jane • Ellis Williams: Buttermilk Blues • Smokey Blues


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Various - The Johnson City Sessions - Can You Sing Or Play Old-Time Music? (4-CD Box)
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various: The Johnson City Sessions - Can You Sing Or Play Old-Time Music? (4-CD Box)
Medium 1
001 My Boyhood Days Shell Creek Quartet
002 Back Where The Old Home Stands Shell Creek Quartet
003 When A Man Is Married Grant Brothers & Their Music
004 Goodbye My Honey I'm Gone Grant Brothers & Their Music
005 Tell It To Me Grant Brothers & Their Music
006 Johnson Boy Grant Brothers & Their Music
007 Home Town Blues Roane County Ramblers
008 Southern No. 111 Roane County Ramblers
009 Step High Waltz Roane County Ramblers
010 Tennessee Waltz Roane County Ramblers
011 Goodbye Sweetheart Rich, Renus & Bradshaw, Carl
012 Sleep Baby Sleep Rich, Renus & Bradshaw, Carl
013 Pride Of The Ball Greene, Clarence & Wise Brothers
014 Kitty Waltz Greene, Clarence & Wise Brothers
015 Johnson City Blues Greene, Clarence
016 Ninety-Nine Years In Jail Greene, Clarence
017 Lindy Proximity String Quartet
018 Louise Proximity String Quartet
019 Sing Me A Song Of The Sunny South Greensboro Boys Quartet
020 Sweet Little Girl Of Mine Greensboro Boys Quartet
021 The Battleship Maine Harold, Richard
022 The Fisher's Maid Harold, Richard
023 Sweet Bird Harold, Richard
024 Mary Dear Harold, Richard
Medium 2
001 My Old Kentucky Home Bowman Sisters
002 Swanee River Bowman Sisters
003 Roll On Buddy Bowman, Charlie & His Brothers
004 Gonna Raise The Ruckus Tonight Bowman, Charlie & His Brothers
005 You Shall Be Free Reed, Bill & Belle
006 Old Lady And The Devil Reed, Bill & Belle
007 I'll Be All Smiles Tonight Reed Children, The
008 I Once Did Have A Sweetheart Reed Children, The
009 Ain't Going To Lay My Armor Down McVay & Johnson
010 I'll Be Ready When The Bridegroom Comes McVay & Johnson
011 Steamboat Man Shirkey, Earl & Harper, Roy
012 When The Roses Bloom for the Bootlegger Shirkey, Earl & Harper, Roy
013 Poor Little Joe Shirkey, Earl & Harper, Roy
014 We Parted At The Gate Shirkey, Earl & Harper, Roy
015 I Ain't A Bit Drunk Roark, George
016 My Old Coon Dog Roark, George
017 A Storm On The Sea Ed Helton Singers
018 My Old Cottage Home Ed Helton Singers
019 Just Over The River Garland Brothers & Grinstead
020 Beautiful Garland Brothers & Grinstead
021 Green Valley Waltz McCartt Brothers & Patterson
022 Over The Sea Waltz McCartt Brothers & Patterson
023 Morning Star Waltz Blalock & Yates
024 Pride Of The Ball Blalock & Yates
025 Flat Tire Blues Jackson, Jack
026 My Alabama Home Jackson, Jack
Medium 3
001 Think A Little Wade, George & Braswell, Francum
002 When We Go A-Courtin' Wade, George & Braswell, Francum
003 In Our Little Home Sweet Home Jackson, Jack
004 I'm Just A Black Sheep Jackson, Jack
005 Free A Little Bird 1930 Model Roane County Ramblers
006 Johnson City Rag Roane County Ramblers
007 Callahan Rag Roane County Ramblers
008 Alabama Trot Roane County Ramblers
009 Evalina Wyatt & Brandon
010 Lover's Farewell Wyatt & Brandon
011 Just Pickin' Harvey, Roy & Copeland, Leonard
012 Beckley Rag Harvey, Roy & Copeland, Leonard
013 Underneath The Sugar Moon Harvey, Roy & Copeland, Leonard
014 Lonesome Weary Blues Harvey, Roy & Copeland, Leonard
015 Sweet Peace The Gift Of God's Love Spindale Quartet
016 God Will Take Care Of You Spindale Quartet
017 Face To Face Spindale Quartet
018 Lift Him Up Spindale Quartet
019 The Virginian Strike Of '23 Shirkey, Earl & Harper, Roy
020 The Policeman's Little Child Shirkey, Earl & Harper, Roy
021 My Yodeling Sweetheart Shirkey, Earl & Harper, Roy
022 I'm Longing To Belong To Someone Shirkey, Earl & Harper, Roy
023 We Have Moonshine In The Vest VA. Hills Shirkey, Earl & Harper, Roy
024 A Hobo's Pal Shirkey, Earl & Harper, Roy
025 The West Virginia Hills Moatsville String Ticklers
026 Moatsville Blues Moatsville String Ticklers
Medium 4
001 You Came Back To Me Weaver Brothers
002 Prison Sorrows Weaver Brothers
003 Frankie Silvers Moore, Byrd & His Hot Shots
004 The Hills Of Tennessee Moore, Byrd & His Hot Shots
005 Careless Love Moore, Byrd & His Hot Shots
006 Three Men Went A-Hunting Moore, Byrd & His Hot Shots
007 Nothing Like The Old Time Religion Bateman Sacred Quartet
008 Some Day Bateman Sacred Quartet
009 My Katie Richards, Fred
010 Danville Blues Richards, Fred
011 Dark Holler Blues Ashley, Clarence
012 The Coo-Coo Bird Ashley, Clarence
013 Little Sadie Ashley, Clarence
014 Naomi Wise Ashley, Clarence
015 Down On Penny's Farm Bentley Boys
016 Henhouse Blues Bentley Boys
017 Railroad Take Me Back Bowman Sisters
018 Old Lonesome Blues Bowman Sisters
019 The Last Gold Dollar Woodie, Ephraim & The Henpecked Husbands
020 The Fatal Courtship Woodie, Ephraim & The Henpecked Husbands
021 Powder And Paint Yates, Ira & Eugene
022 Sarah Jane Yates, Ira & Eugene
023 Buttermilk Blues Williams, Ellis
024 Smokey Blues Williams, Ellis
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